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Old 07-03-18, 08:15 AM
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I recall bear spray is very expensive.

More important...the potential to hurt yourself is very more expensive. LIke the can is pressurized...and it blowing up at the worst time (like when you are sleeping in a tent in middle of nowhere). When that stuff goes off near people, it sends people to the ER. I have an old can of bear spray, which scares me, I probably need to get rid of it.

And it maybe too difficult to deploy quickly while riding a bike. You have to get off the bike first probably. My thinking is if you are going to use it...it's more likely in mortal combat with the animal. You're not going to be casually spraying a chasing dog. In which case, I think I rather carry a pocket knife instead.
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